FG says VAT implementation will take effect Feb 1 Mrs Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning says the implementation of Value Added Tax (VAT) increase from five per cent to 7.5 per cent will take effect from Feb. 1. Ahmed said this during the inauguration of the Chairman and Board members of the Federal Inland Revenue...... read more
Buhari orders reinstatement of sacked REA MD The Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman has been overruled on the suspension of Ms. Damilola Ogunbiyi as the Managing Director of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA). President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday ordered her reinstatement. Her recall was announced in a tweet by the Federal Government via the Twitter handle, @NGRPresident, today....... read more
Buhari restricts ministers travels A travel restriction has been placed on ministers and government officials by President Muhammadu Buhari. The action is in line with the government’s cost-cutting plan, transparency and prevention of leakage of resources, Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed, said on Monday. This decision is to support the policy on publication...... read more
Our National resources will be judiciously utilized, Buhari pledges President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that his administration will judiciously use national resources for infrastructure development. The President gave the commitment on Wednesday while receiving residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), who visited him on Christmas homage at the State House. President Buhari thanked Nigerians for the understanding and...... read more
FG contemplates N2tr loan from pension fund for roads, other infrastructure Nigeria may have to borrow N2 trillion from the Pension Fund if the National Economic Council (NEC) gives the go ahead to do so early next year. This indication was given on on Thursday during a briefing by governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu (lagos), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) and the Minister of Finance, Budget...... read more
JUST IN: Buhari Sacks Odubu-Led NDDC Board President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the recomposition of the Dr. Pius Odubu-led Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The President also validated the existence of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the commission led by Dr Joi Nunieh. The new twist at the NDDC was contained in a statement on Thursday morning...... read more
Sowore: Millions of Nigerians not bothered about his rearrest —Presidency The Presidency has said that millions of Nigerians are not bothered about the rearrest of SaharaReporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore, at the Federal High Court in Abuja last Friday. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said this during Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Monday. Adesina was asked to...... read more
Take your agitation for restructuring to NASS, Presidency tells Nigerians The Presidency has stated that only the National Assembly has the constitutional power to restructure the country.        Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Mallam, Garba Shehu who spoke at a media parley with House of Representatives correspondents, urged proponents of restructuring to take their agitation for...... read more
JUST IN: Reps raise 2020 budget to N10.6tn The House of Representatives has raised the 2020 Appropriation Bill from N10.33 trillion to about N10.6 trillion. The new figure has been proposed by the House Committee on Finance, which is scheduled to lay its report on the national budget at the plenary today (Wednesday). The committee has recommended a total...... read more
The ordeal of getting national ID card A FEW days ago, I attempted to obtain a reprinted copy of my national identity card, which I could not trace, but what I experienced was disturbing. I have decided to share the ordeal with the hope that those concerned will do something urgently to redress to the plight of Nigerians. Initially,...... read more
Buhari heads to Equitorial Guinea to participate in the 5th Gas Exporting Countries Forum President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Friday, November 29th to participate in the 5th Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.     After the Summit, Buhari will head for his home town Daura, Katsina State for what officials called, a five-day official visit.   The one-day gas meeting...... read more
IBB Condemns Hate Speech Bill, says no one can muzzle the voice of Nigerians Former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd), has lent his voice against the Hate Speech Bill, warning the sponsors of the bill not to try to muzzle Nigerians. He said the bill was inimical to the growth of the country and does not support the ideals of a democratic society. General...... read more
FG Says Border Closure Is Reason For Rising Food Inflation Nigeria’s recent border closure drill has been linked to the recent rise in headline inflation which is currently at 11.61 per cent as of October 2019. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, briefed State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, that...... read more
Support Social Media bill, it seeks to protect human dignity, Lawmaker tells Nigerians Sen. Mohammed Musa (APC- Niger), has urged Nigerians to support the social media bill before the National Assembly because it was aimed at protecting human dignity.   Musa said this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. He said the bill, when assented to, would protect human dignity among many other...... read more
Buhari sympathizes with Kenya, DRC over fatal floods, mudslides President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday expressed his compassion with the government and people of Kenya and Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, over the fatal floods and devastating mudslides that wreaked havoc in certain parts of their countries. Addressing the recent incidents in both countries, Mr Buhari said “the government of Nigeria...... read more
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